We probably don’t have to tell you this, but it’s difficult to hire in this current market. There are more open jobs than there are job seekers interested in finding a new job.
These challenges are even more imposing for smaller companies. That’s because large companies and organizations often have more resources and personnel to help them locate, recruit, and hire the candidates they want to hire.
The key for smaller organizations is to approach the hiring process in the correct fashion. The right approach and mentality can help you to “level the playing field” in your organization’s quest to hire top job candidates.
With this in mind, below are four tips for more hiring success in this market for small businesses:
#1—Don’t wait for the “perfect candidate.”
As an organization, you can not afford to wait for the “perfect candidate.” First of all, that type of candidate does not exist, so it doesn’t make sense to keep waiting for them to show up. If you’re looking for a list of 10 skills and you come across a candidate who has seven or eight, then it might make sense to hire them, considering the current state of the marketplace and the lack of qualified job candidates.
#2—Focus on positive employer branding.
As a smaller company, you must make a concrete effort to “sell” your employment opportunity and the organization to job seekers during the hiring process. Once again, larger organizations have the additional resources to brand themselves to more people in more ways. This means you must “sell” the positive aspects of your organization as much as you possibly can.
#3—Always be looking for great job candidates.
Even if you’re fully staffed, you should still be on the lookout for professionals who are exploring the job market and looking for other employment opportunities. What’s important is to keep networking with job seekers and potential new employees. Networking, both online and in person, is free. Not only that, but it’s also one of the top ways that a company can be competitive in this tight hiring market.
#4—Move quickly and decisively.
If you find a job candidate that you think you’d like to hire, then make an offer of employment. Don’t wait for “the perfect candidate” (see #1). Don’t let too much time pass or you run the risk of the job candidate dropping out of the process. Being decisive is key to successful and sustained hiring in this market.
Last year, Time Staffing won ClearlyRated’s Best of Staffing Client and Talent Awards for providing superior service to their clients and candidates. ClearlyRated's Best of Staffing Award is the only award in the United States and Canada that recognizes staffing agencies that have proven superior service and quality based entirely upon ratings provided by their clients and job candidates. Time Staffing received satisfaction scores of 9 out of 10 or 10 out of 10 from 75.4% of their placed talent, significantly higher than the industry’s average of 45%.
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